Carrington Delivers The Blackburn Cove

The Blackburn Cove was delivered recently to J. Tenwick & Co.

Pty., Ltd., of Balmain East, NSW, by Carrington Slipways' Tomago, Newcastle, NSW (Australia) yard.

The tug is fitted with a Niigata developed Z-Peller propulsion system.

The Niigata Z-Peller drive consists basically of an engine, a drive shaft and a Z-type propeller.

The Z-Peller offers powerful thrust high maneuverability and quick response to the helm.

The Z-Peller propulsion units on the Blackburn Cove consist of two Niigata model ZP-3B, Z-Peller right angle drive propulsion units with a maximum input of 1,800 hp at 720 rpm. Main propulsion power is provided by two Niigata diesel engines model 6L28BX ( 1,800 hp Two Caterpillar 3306T marine electric set engines close coupled to a Kato brushless T.E.F.C. generator code 4P4-1000 having continuous rating of 125 Kw supply auxiliary power. The engine monitor is an Autronica type KB6.

The vessel is also equipped with: two Espholin air compressors; a Kyoritsu radar; a Coden HF/SSB transceiver; two A.W.A. Pilotphone VII VHF/FM 55-channel transceivers; a Decca model 450M autopilot; a Marconi minicall 10- way talkback public address system; one set of Aqua Signal, series SS, single-tier navigational lights; a Francis P/N 47052073, M19 nonmagnetic 12-inch gray cabin-controlled searchlight; a Kockums air whistle model KT75-440; a Desmi model SA-80-220 fire pump and a Desmi model S 50-32-135 horizontal centrifugal self-priming pump.

A combined anchor windlass and towing winch with below deck storage reel is by Kawasaki.

Measuring 105 feet (32 meters) long, with a molded breadth of 33.6 feet (10.25 meters) and a molded depth of 16.4 feet (5.0 meters), the Blackburn Cove displaces 635 tons. The tug has a running speed of 12 knots and is in service in Sydney Harbor.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 8,  Dec 15, 1983

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